Tag: covid-19

Real Food Menu for Week of 3.30.2020

Well, we’ve been under self-quarantine since last Wednesday. Not because either one of us is sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, but because one of my co-workers visited family from NYC last weekend. It’s just not worth the risk of inadvertently passing it to Pa Kettle, or anyone else for that matter.

While we’ve been home this weekend, we had two beautiful days to get some yard work done. We limbed up two enormous white pines to allow more sunlight to the garden, pruned back the flowering quince and planted 25 money plants that Pa Kettle left on our sidewalk Friday afternoon. Loads of work, not much to show for it yet.

I’m trying to get through to next Sunday without going to the grocery store, so here is our menu for the week:

Breakfast:
Keto Waffles – If you’re not keto, top these with anything you like. When I was doing keto we enjoyed these with homemade whipped cream and fresh berries.
https://www.eatingonadime.com/keto-waffles-recipe/

Lunch:
Low Carb Taco Casserole – To punch up the flavor a bit, I add an extra tablespoon of taco seasoning. We use Clean Food Crush’s taco seasoning recipe. If I have enough spices on hand, I mix up a quadruple batch. We use it on anything taco related.
https://www.eatingonadime.com/low-carb-taco-casserole-recipe/
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/

Dinner:

Slow Cooker Corn Chowder – New Recipe! This satisfying chowder is perfect for early spring while we’re still having sporadic chilly days. It’s dairy free, and could go vegan if using vegetable broth and omitting bacon as a garnish.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/dairy-free-slow-cooker-corn-chowder/

Lemony Avocado and Tomato Tuna Salad – We usually sub English cucumbers for the avocado, but it’s delicious with both.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/eat-clean-lemony-avocado-tuna-salad/

Pizza Frittata – New Recipe! Baked in my 8″ cast iron skillet, this puffed up beautifully, deflated and left a gaping hole on one side of the frittata! I’ll use ten eggs the next time I make it.
https://againstallgrain.com/2014/08/19/pizza-frittata/

Cheeseburger Salad Bowls – This salad is refreshing yet hearty; we’ve been craving it lately. Delicious with ground beef, or lighten it up a bit using ground turkey.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/cheeseburger-salad-bowls-healthy-recipe/

Snack:
Pistachios, Gouda snacking cheese (Aldi), hummus and carrot sticks, apples, bananas and the ever-present popcorn

Chocolate Coconut Snowballs – Can I get away with making these one more time before warm weather is here to stay? I use this chocolate for the coating.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/coconut-snowballs-recipe/

Have a great week, everybody!

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Real Food Menu for Week of 3.23.2020

These certainly are strange times we’re living in. My heart goes out to everyone whose lives have been upended by COVID-19. So many of us are preparing for the unknown, working long hours, living in self-isolation or under shelter in place orders. I think that social distancing and resisting the urge to hoard have become our era’s victory gardens; everyone can do their part to stop the spread of this disease.

On Saturday, Mark and I went out to do our weekly grocery shopping and as everywhere, we encountered empty aisles throughout the stores. Surprisingly, we were able to find (or substitute) nearly everything on our list. We took pictures of the stores so that Pa Kettle could see what is happening from the comfort of his home.

In this week’s menu, I’ve got a fantastic, new quinoa salad. Packed with protein and minerals, this tiny seed is a nutritional powerhouse. It’s mild, nutty flavor lends itself to sweet and savory dishes.

Breakfast :
Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oats – This recipe makes one jar, so multiply it by the number of servings you need. We like to add fresh blueberries, because, why not?
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/clean-mornings-strawberries-cream-overnight-oats/

Lunch:
Meatloaf, Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes” and Roasted Green Beans – Delicious, comfort food!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/meatloaf-dinner/

Dinner:

French Onion Soup – An old favorite; served with crusty, gluten-free Brazilian Cheese Bread

French Onion Soup

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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I’ve had this recipe for so long, that I can’t remember where I found it! I substitute gluten-free all-purpose flour for the wheat flour. The key to this rich soup is in caramelizing the onions until they are a deep, golden color. It’s worth every minute in flavor. Serve with crusty bread or sandwiches on the side. We like Brazilian cheese bread or gluten free baguette.

Ingredients

  • 8 brown onions, sliced
  • 1 oz. butter
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 2 T. thyme leaves
  • 2 T. plain, all-purpose flour (I use gluten free)
  • 2 T. brandy
  • 2 T. dijon mustard
  • 8 cups beef stock
  • 2 cups water

Directions

  1. Place the onions, butter, oil and thyme in a large saucepan over medium heat, cover and cook for 35 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft and golden.
  2. Add the flour and cook, stirring for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the brandy and cook, stirring for 1 minute. Add the mustard, stock and water and allow to simmer for 15 minutes. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve.
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Aztecan Quinoa Salad – New Recipe! My quinoa has a longer cooking time than the recipe, so I cooked it according to the package directions, cooled and fluffed it with a fork. You’ll need about three cups of cooked quinoa. The flavor profile is similar to our favorite Greek Salad.
https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/aztecan-quinoa-salad-recipe-1970211

Teriyaki Salmon – Here’s an easy, sheet pan meal! I substitute gluten free tamari for the soy sauce. Cook until the salmon flakes easily and the veggies are tender-crisp.
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/homemade-teriyaki-salmon-meal-prep/

Mediterranean Pasta Salad – So satisfying! Red lentil penne holds up well in this salad, but any sturdy noodle will work. Don’t forget the feta for that creamy, salty goodness!
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/mediterranean-pasta-salad/

Snack:
Fresh fruit, veggies and hummus and popcorn are the order of the day.

Treat:
Pina Colada Green Smoothie – We sampled this refreshing drink and prepped a pack for the freezer. Mark generally does not care for green smoothies, but he rated this one a 10!
https://cleanfoodcrush.com/pina-colada-smoothies/

There’s a reason that food bloggers post picture of the ingredients for green smoothies, not the finished product! They never look very appealing.

Be well and safe, everybody. I hope your week is off to a good start!

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

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Real Food Menu for Week of 3.16.2020

With our cupboards looking a little Mother Hubbardy, we went to Kroger on Saturday for our weekly rations. While I wouldn’t say that social distancing was in full effect, shoppers seemed focused on the task at hand and the mood was a little somber.

Large sections of the store were wiped out, with signs all around stating limits on key items. Despite the signs, a man in the checkout line in front of us took the opportunity to berate the cashier telling him he couldn’t buy that cart full of toilet paper (I don’t understand this obsession!). He swore he didn’t see those enormous signs posted everywhere.

At Fresh Market, the manager thanked me for not being angry when she checked their stock and reported they were out of tuna. When she followed instructions from corporate to limit the number of people touching the coffee dispensers by pulling the free sample size cups, customers yelled at her.

With friends and loved ones who are in the high-risk categories, I certainly understand the fear of this pandemic. But I think with a little extra patience, kindness and common sense, we’ll get through this COVID-19 mess just fine.

Now onto this week’s menu:

Breakfast:
BLT Breakfast Bake – Mr. Arthur is happy to welcome bacon back to the breakfast table.

Lunch:
Hearty Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup – A year after finding this recipe, we still love it. We double the recipe to make enough for our lunches and a little extra for Pa Kettle’s freezer.

Dinner:

Bowl of Doom – We haven’t had this favorite in awhile. I’m lightening it up a little with ground turkey.

Green Curry of Broccoli Soup – She’s not gonna win a beauty contest any time soon, but this little number is creamy and delicious! Top with finely shredded parmesan and toasted pepitas.

Fiesta Honey and Lime Kale Salad – New Recipe! We prepped this one in the morning to give the dressing time to soften the kale. This is a nice salad for meal prep as it keeps for a few days in the fridge.

Chicken and Green Bean Stir Fry – New Recipe! This was our first time trying coconut aminos, we normally substitute gluten-free tamari in Asian inspired dishes. For extra flavor when serving, sprinkle a little over top. Mr. Arthurized Home wants you to reduce the cayenne by half, while I think this recipe has just the right amount of heat. You be the judge!

Snack:
Superhero Muffins – If you haven’t tried these yet, I highly recommend them! They really are a meal in a muffin. Because they freeze beautifully, we’re making a double batch and filling the freezer.

Treat:
Stupidly Easy Banana Bread With only six ingredients and no processed sugar, this lightly sweet loaf is great for breakfast as well as a treat.

If you need a lil’ sweetness on your banana bread, try this maple cream cheese spread. So good, it’s dangerous! I decrease the recipe by half and add a teaspoon of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg.

For dairy-free, whip some chilled coconut cream. If the mixture is too thick to spread easily, add in a tablespoon or two of milk or coconut milk.

Are you ready to take on the week? Go, be your awesome self, especially to grocery workers!

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

Copyright 2019-2020 © Arthurized Home – All Rights Reserved. This post is the original content of Arthurized Home. If you’re reading this on another site, it’s unArthurized.